I'm 34 weeks pregnant with my second child. First pregnancy was straightforward apart from the birth. Remember DS moving in utero but never finding it terribly uncomfortable or overtly noticeable really. This baby (a girl) is totally different! Literally doesn't stop wriggling all day and often keeps me awake at night. Some of the wriggles and kicks are quite painful too. Is this unusual? A sign of a particularly active temperament? Or just 'one of those things' ???
I honestly thought having a girl would mean having a little sitting dumpling as everyone told me girls don't move as much as boys!! Was looking forward to being lazy... My son was and still is incredibly active. Obviously just produce little bundles of energy!!
Same here op! My active babies in utero have turned into very busy little people In the plus side, they wear themselves out during the day and are very good night time sleepers, so there maybe a silver lining!
DD is DC2. And exactly what you describe, wriggly and painfully strong with kicks and hiccups and whatever she could manage in there. Even swapping sides late in the day, that was like a special kind of torture that she kept for when I wanted to relax and head to bed.
She is always on the move but not quite as manic as her big brother.
She will be a year old soon.
I think she moves as much as she feels is reasonably necessary to get what she wants - her brother's toys, some food, to play with the curtains you know, the essentials v
My DD was quite still and calm. Super laid back child and always has been. Her little brother (currently 31 weeks pregnant with him) has been non-stop since the first moment I felt him... Very worried as DD slept through the night from 18 days. -- I loves me sleep-- x
I've been wondering this! DD was very calm and even in later stages felt little movement. She is now a very calm and studious 6 year old. Feeling much more movement with this one although still not uncomfortable, I get quite dainty little prods and can go long periods during the day when I don't feel much...
Interesting! Tbh i have no idea where my placenta was with ds, just seemed to have a lot less info 7 years ago! This time I seem to have the measurementsand position of everything, it's such a difference. Posterior placenta definitely this time so perhaps that's partly what's happening Although I do get regular jabs and punches and kicks in the ribs, cervix etc... And often it just looks like she wants to break out of my belly, alien style!
It was definitely the case for DS1. I felt regularly beaten up whilst pregnant with him and remember googling the same question after being told I should be feeling at least ten movements an hour. Ten movements a minute was more like it and 3-4am was party time every night. DS1 is three now and has never been still. He hits the ground running in the morning and doesn't stop until bedtime. If we don't take him out to burn off some energy after dinner each night bedtime will often be after 9 too! As PPs have said though, the plus side is that when he finally does go to bed he's a very good sleeper. Currently 25 weeks with DS2 and up to now he seems a lot calmer. I do have an anterior placenta though (placenta praevia with DS1), so maybe that's just masking another wriggler. Time will tell...